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Egyptian book of the dead #1

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Welcome boyo's

Since I've gotten my hands on a copy of the Egyptian book of the dead I've decided to share the most interesting, funny and weird spells from this book. This entry will however not contain any spells but will serve as the place where the definitions of certain words and the Gods/people behind the names will be placed. So if you ever decide to read any of the entries I make and don't understand a word or name, it'll be found here or above that entry since only the main concepts shall be found here.

First, what is the book of the dead? It's an Egyptian funerary text that was being used from the beginning of the New Kingdom (More on that might come later since it's quite interesting how Egypt came to be) which would be around 1550 BCE until the Romans came around 50 BCE. It contains the spells needed for a soul to traverse the Duat (underworld) and enter the Field of Reeds. 

The original translation of the Egyptian name would be Book of Emerging Forth into the Light

The most important concepts you need to know are 'Khat', 'Ka' and 'Ba'

 

Khat: The physical body of a human

'Ka': A spiritual being that exist completely independent of the body, which controlled the body and protected it.  After death the Ka did not die, even though the body was conserved for the Ka to visit, it continued to live in a statue that looked like the deceased. The Ka had to be taken care of through offerings and prayer.

'Ba': Your Ba, or soul, lived in your heart.

 

These are not all important things you need to know, but the others shall be found above the spell when first mentioned.

 

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